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As we walk through Scripture, we see plenty of evidence that names are important.  God gave names (Gen 17:19, Hosea 1:4,6,9, Luke 1:13, 31), and He changed names (Gen 17:5,15, 32:8, Mark 3:17, John 1:42).  With this in mind, we took very seriously the task of putting a name to the vision that God had given us.  We set out to find a name that would reflect the importance of the work we are trying to accomplish as well as bring glory to God.

We chose the word "Uproot" for three  reasons:

1) It speaks of FAITH.

Luke 17:6 says, "He replied, 'If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, "Be

their eventual reentry, exceptional missionary care, and extensive prayer support through our weekly time of prayer (with plans for a 24x7 prayer house).

The Uproot Collective is an interdenominational missionary facilitator agency that partners with local churches to help them fulfill their role in the Great Commission by working closely with them to send out well-prepared and well-cared-for disciples who make disciples.


We serve out of extensive experience of both the mission field and the sending church, which brings a unique perspective to our leadership and process. 


We distinguish ourselves by striving to provide excellent services; particularly in the areas of building strong relationships with the sending church, supporting national workers, preparing missionaries financially for

Who we are:

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Mission Statement: Mobilizing people to make a global impact for Jesus.


The Name:

uprooted and planted in the sea," and it will obey you.'"

2) It speaks of COMMISSION.

Jeremiah 1:10 says, "See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, To root out and to pull down, To destroy and to throw down, To build and to plant.”

3) It speaks of OBEDIENCE as we see that missionaries need to uproot themselves and their families from where they are planted to go to the place in which the Lord has called them.

We chose the word "Collective" because it signifies UNITY, just as Jesus prayed for us in John 17:20-23. We are a group of people banding together to accomplish a goal . . . a goal set forth by Jesus when He laid out the Great Commission.  Missionaries and supporters working together.


Vision Statement: To reach all nations through a 24/7 prayer movement that catalyzes the sending of well-cared-for disciples.

The Foundation:


Below are some of the verses that we consider foundational to who we are and what we do:


“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you. . .”

Matthew 28:19-20


“So the Lord said, ‘If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, “Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,” and it would obey you.’”

Luke 17:6


“. . . ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.”

Zechariah 4:6​

“Even them I will bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on My altar; for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.”

Isaiah 56:7


“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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Core Values:  Pray  ✧  Go  ✧  Disciple  ✧  Unite  ✧  Follow by Faith


The Story:

John and his family lived in a creative access nation for a number of years. During that time, they learned valuable lessons about fundraising, support team building, cultural competence aquisition, project development, crisis management, and sharing the Gospel and discipleship in the context of a country that is hostile to Christianity.


They were forced to return when their agency pulled out all of their missionaries in the middle of a nation-wide crisis situation.  John returned with a desire to work for a missionary agency and a vision to start a 24x7 place of prayer. However, that was not the Lord's plan . . . yet.

John began working in the missions department for his home church, one of the largest churches in the United 

States.  During his 5 years in the department, he prioritized missionary care and prayer while he also developed a comprehensive missionary sending process to disciple and equip those called to the field.  He oversaw the entire department for 2 years, before the Lord suddenly made it clear to him, through Scripture and other confirmations, that he was to give up his dream job.  As he transitioned out of his job, the Lord brought back the vision of the 24x7 prayer house, coupled with a missionary service agency.  After a year of prayer and seeking the Lord, it was clear that the time was now to put the vision into effect.  So, here we are, in the middle of a pandemic, launching The Uproot Collective.

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